The flag of Ghana consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top and bottom stripes are colored red, while the middle stripe is colored gold. In the center of the gold stripe is a black five-pointed star. The red stripes represent the blood of those who died for Ghana’s independence, while the gold stripe represents the country’s mineral wealth. The black star is a symbol of African emancipation and unity, and also represents Ghana’s freedom. The colors of the flag, red, gold, and green, are the same as those of the Ethiopian flag and are often used to represent African unity.